Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Life Science/Cell Biology
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: High School Biology
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Master Teaching Fellow
Name of Noyce institution:
ASU - Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
Current academic or teaching status:
First year Teacher
School and school district:
Miami High School - Miami Unified School District #40
I am a first generation college graduate. I am an Arizona native and love the Grand Canyon state. I grew up in a Copper Mining town about 80 miles East of Phoenix. My love of Science and Nature led me to ASU where I studied Life Science and fell in love with Teaching. I graduated from ASU Polytechnic with a Masters in Education and will be teaching at my Alma Mater beginning in August.
Why do you want to teach:
I became a teacher for two reasons, I love Science, and I love kids. Teaching is a wonderful opportunity work, and have fun sharing my passion for science.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
My most memorable moment was in Professor Spencer Waggoner’s classroom management class. I will be forever changed. (Ask my TEAMS classmates, or me when we meet…..nuff said)
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
I credit the Noyce program (combined with the TEAMS program) for making my dream of becoming a teacher possible. Without the support of the Noyce scholarship, there would not have been any way that I could have pursued a Masters degree in Education without falling into significant debt. I am truly grateful.